Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Memes: The Secrets of the Heart by Kasey Michaels

Happy Friday everybody!
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Just shortly before ten of the clock, Herbert Symington bade his host and hostess a pleasant good night and rather drunkenly tripped down the stairs toward the impressively designed if a tad overly ornate coach and four that was his latest acquisition and one of which he was enormously proud.
Friday 56:
"You may have been amused, but I think the entire episode was distasteful in the extreme," Lady Ariana said feelingly, knowing now for certain that Lord Undercliff would be safe from social disaster, thanks to St. Clair.
I dug deep into TBR mountain to find The Secrets of the Heart by Kasey Michaels. I have had this book sitting unread since 2008. Here is the description from Amazon:
Dashing and elegant, Baron Christian St. Clair is the toast of the ton…and a man with a closely guarded secret. For his dazzling looks and celebrated charm mask his late-night escapades as the elusive Peacock, enemy of the rich and benefactor of the poor. Now Gabrielle Laurence, the destitute beauty who loathes St. Clair's rakish ways and power over her social standing, is close to discovering the truth. But can he convince her to trust a rogue—and take a chance on the passion that flares between them?


  1. Never heard of that one but it sounds interesting. :)

    Friday Memes

  2. It's been a long while since I've read a book by Kasey. I hope you're enjoying it. Please check out mine at

  3. Not my usual genre, but I do enjoy the sound of the language in the excerpts. Gorgeous cover, too. Enjoy! Here's mine: “SECRET SISTERS”

  4. Pretty cover and fun snippets. If I attempt to read pure romance I almost always go for historical romance. Happy Friday!

  5. I like the description in the opening, but I don't like the long sentence. Lots of "telling" instead of "showing" too. But having said that, I'm curious about St. Clair's secret. This sounds like an entertaining historical romance that I would enjoy.
    My Friday post features THE LOCKET.

  6. This sounds good! I've seen Kasey Michaels' books around but haven't read one yet.

  7. I used to read all of Kasey Michaels' contemporary romances. I always loved them. I'm not much into historicals though.

  8. Ooooo...what a gorgeous cover.

    I hope you enjoy your book.

    Have a good weekend.

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  9. hmm, sounds like a lot going on here, thanks for sharing

  10. Probably not one for me but the cover is lovely:)

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  11. Both snippets felt different. The tone? I dunno. Maybe it's just me.
    Happy weekend!


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